Friday, May 30, 2008

It all started with $1 and a color combo

Today's Limited Supplies Challenge asked us to make three cards with the same materials but different layouts. This was, indeed, challenging, and I tried to make it a stretch for me.

I went to this site, recommended by Karen, to try to use some color combos that were "outside my box." I started with Really Rust. I found the combo Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, and Tempting Turquoise. NEVER would I have put them together on my own. Perfect. Then I knew I wanted to use stamps that hadn't seen ink. The bird stamp is a clear acrylic by Rhonna Farrer for Autumn Leaves. It cost $1 at Meijer, and could have been easily overlooked among the more expensive stamps. Then, many things came together at once. Here's my stream of consciousness.

-Let's do some layers.
-OK, you totally need patterned paper. Hmm...
-Oh yeah! Dill Blossom!
-How about some Cuttlebug embossing? Swirls would go great with the flourish in the tail.
-Why not try inking the folder?
-Oh, Tempting Turquoise doesn't show up too well. It'll do.
-Oops, that Brilliance white didn't show up at all!
-Hmm, how about sponging.
-Ovals! I haven't used ovals for a while.
-OK, the sentiment. Let's try to punch it with the word window punch.
-Ah, it fits too snugly.
-Let's try some creative ways to get this sentiment on the card.
-Bling... gotta have bling.
-Hmm, Chocolate Chip twill... what to do, what to do?
-No, I don't want any ribbon on this one.
-OK, stick a fork in them!
Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla, Really Rust, and Tempting Turquoise; SEI Dill Blossom
Ink:SU! Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, and Tempting Turquoise
Ribbon: SU! Chocolate Chip twill
Bling: The Paper Studio Gemstones
Stamps: Rhonna Farrer (Autumn Leaves), Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)

4 comments:

acreativeneed said...

JoLynn, These are amazing!! I love the colors and the beautiful backgrounds! I love reading about the process of how each card evolved! Have a great weekend!
smiles, Deena

Ann said...

So, what you're telling me is, even Meijer isn't safe anymore?! Just don't tell my poor hubby... :)

Joan said...

Great job with this challenge. I like the striped paper. Joan

Ann said...

Guess who got a birdie stamp at Meijer today??? :)